ACTi KCM series
Firmware Release Notes
Version 5.11.17
2013/11/20
Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
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Copyright
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Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Contents
1 Firmware Version
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New Features ................................................................................. 4
Enhancements ............................................................................... 6
Issue Solved .................................................................................. 7
Supported languages ..................................................................... 7
Remark .......................................................................................... 7
Limitation........................................................................................ 8
2 Upgrade
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New ISP firmware Version .............................................................. 9
Camera Firmware Upgrade Procedure ........................................ 10
ISP Firmware Upgrade Procedure ............................................... 12
3 Download and Documentation
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4 Support
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Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Firmware Version
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
New Features
1. (V5.11.17) Add touring speed setting on PTZ control panel
2. (V5.09.15) Support 1/5 Slowest Auto Shutter for KCM-3311, KCM-3911,
KCM-5111, KCM-5211E, KCM-5311E, KCM-5511, KCM-5611,
KCM-7111, KCM-7311and KCM-7911.
(After upgrading the camera and ISP firmware, please factory reset the
camera to support 1/5 shutter speed by default.)
3. (V5.09.15) Support FisheyeView mode for KCM-3911 and KCM-7911.
User can adjust the shooting angle of double-panorama at ceiling
mount type, and tilt angle of panorama at Wall-Mount type.
2.1 In FisheyeView mode , camera just could serve single format video
stream which the video image is panorama view image. The available
video resolutions is 2032x1936 only. The remote client has to de-wrap
the video stream from camera to help people understand the video
image. There is no fisheye control functions like rotation, installation
angle adjustment and PTZ in this mode.
2.2 Get into the fisheye installation setup by visiting "Camera Options"
page in the camera WEB page. You can set suitable installation
configurations based on their environment to get the correct video
image.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
The Mounting Type configuration is available in all video streaming
modes.
In single or dual streaming mode, with wall mount installation, the
installation angle adjustment is available. The rotation configuration is
available with ceiling mount installation.
In ePTZ and MD_PRESET streaming modes, the installation angle and
rotation configuration are not shown.
4. (V5.09.15) Full-function support for KCM-8111 and KCM-8211
5. (V5.09.15) Support AutoFlip and DigitalZoom for KCM-8111 and
KCM-8211 (After upgrading the camera and ISP firmware, please
factory reset the camera. The feature is disabled by default.)
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Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Enhancements
1.
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4.
(V5.11.17) PT speed on-fly change in ActiveX controller
(V5.11.17) Zoom speed on-fly
(V5.11.17) Filter burst zoom commands
(V5.11.17) Set the zooming boundary by URL ZOOM_LIMIT in
KCM-8111 and KCM-8211
5. (V5.11.17) Back to specific home or a preset point after an idle timer
expired
6. (V5.11.17) Keep preset configuration when change the camera
streaming mode in fisheye camera
6. (V5.11.17) Follow Onvif RTP extension to support MJPEG RTP with
resolution higher than 2040x2040.
7. (V5.11.17) ONVIF PTZ compatibility
8. (V5.09.15) Compliant with ONVIF Core Specification v2.2
9. (V5.09.15) Increased the maximum Pre-Buffer Time to 10 seconds for
upload video in event handler function.
10. (V5.09.15) Support PELCO-P PTZ Protocol
11. (V5.09.15) GET_STREAM URL command also can be supported for
user account and root account.
12. (V5.08.06) Support Event to Local Storage
- Save Video or snapshot to local storage by event handler triggered
sources(Schedule, Digital Input, Motion Detection, Camera power on)
- Search / download / delete files in local storage from device’s Web
Configuration directly.
13. (V5.08.06) Support “@” in Email account name.
14. (V5.08.06) The IPv6 address will be read from System Info page on
camera web configurator.
15. (V5.08.06) Support new model: KCM-8111.
16. (V5.07.05) Support new model: KCM-7911.
17. (V5.07.05) Support Audio format :G.711 aLaw / uLaw
18. (V5.07.05) Support RTP over RTSP , RTP over HTTP
19. (V5.07.05) Compliant to ONVIF V2.0 (the function is enabled by default)
- IP Configuration
- Device Discovery
- Device Management
- Media Configuration
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
- Video/Audio Stream
- PTZ control
- Event Management (Motion Detection, Digital Input)
20. (V5.07.05) Add the warning message "IP Address and Gateway are
not in the same subnet." to prevent incorrect network configuration.
Issue Solved
1. (V5.11.17) When camera is static IP address, SMTP domain name
server address does not work.
2. (V5.11.17) Camera is unstable when using RTSP streaming
3. (V5.11.17) URL command “Focus=Auto” is unable to change camera to
Auto focus mode.
4. (V5.11.17) Camera bitrate/frame may be uncontrollable in RTP
multicast streaming
5. (V5.11.17) Script error when clicking PTZ button via non-root account
user on Web Configurator
6. (V5.11.17) Remove the text "Stream" of the "STREAMING MODE =
Single Stream" in SYSTEM_INFO
7. (V5.10.02) Memory leak issue with Onvif integration
8. (V5.09.15) Device may revert to default settings under particular
conditions.
9. (V5.09.15) Tilt function may not work properly.
10. (V5.09.15) SEND_AUDIO URL command doesn't play audio correctly.
11. (V5.09.15) KCM-8111 with earlier ISP version 1.04.04 duplicated frame
issue at 720P and VGA.
12. (V5.07.05) Serial setting will be reset to default setting (port control: 8,
None, 1 / baud rate :9600) after rebooting the camera
Supported languages
Czech, Dutch, English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish,
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Remark
1. Motion sensitivity should be 70 or above for effective motion detection.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
2. No Variable Frame Rate mode. This function is only available on
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6.
earlier ACM series models, our new models (TCM/KCM/D/E/B/I series)
already have dual stream capability.
Motion Detection not available for “MJPEG” encoder type and MD
Preset stream mode.
Motion Detection, Event handler, get the snapshot via URL command,
and home position functions are not available in “MD Preset” stream
mode.
Privacy Mask function is available for stream 1 only.
Privacy Mask can configure full image area in 1280x720 and 640x480.
For higher resolution, privacy mask could not mask the area out of
1270x1023.
7. In dual streams mode, the frame rate in stream 1 has to be lower or
equal to stream 2. Otherwise, the actual frame rate in stream 1 will be
limited to the stream 2 frame rate.
8. Please save and reboot the device after remove HTTPS certificate files.
9. PTZ control panel in web UI can configure up to 32 preset points and 32
preset tour points in a tour group. You can configure the additional
preset points up to 32 by using PTZ URL command.
10. The default PTZ protocol is ACTi/VISCA. The available PTZ protocols
are ACTi/VISCA, SONY/VISCA, PELCO/PELCOD, PELCO/PELCOP.
11. ONVIF Profile S will be supported in future version
Limitation
1.
The RTP Multicast Video/Audio must be even numbers on KCM FW
v5.02.26 and above. If the original FW version is V5.01.07 before FW
upgrading, you may need to change the ports manually in ”Port
Mapping” page or do the factory default manually .
2. Please enable “RTP B2 Frame” on camera to prevent compatibility
problem with software NVR or standalone NVR.
3. For Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or newer version, please enable
"Compatibility View" on the Tools menu to connect to the camera’s web
configurator.
4. The video frame rate might not reach to the expected video frame rate
after shutter speed synchronization.
5. After changing resolution, you may need to configure camera’s Motion
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Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Detection and Privacy Mask setting again.
Upgrade
To achieve the best possible functionality and video quality of the camera, both
camera firmware and the ISP firmware should be upgraded.
You can use the IP Utility 4.2.04 or later version to upgrade both camera
firmware and ISP conveniently and can upgrade multiple cameras at the same
time using IP Utility.
New ISP firmware Version
ISP
KCM Models
KCM-5111
Camera Firmware
ISP Firmware
ISP Resource
Utility
Version
V5.11.17
V1.03.06
V1.03.06
V4.2.04
A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg
ISP-F-0100-
C0100-
and
Filename
V1.03.06.bin
V1.03.06.bin
later
KCM-7111
KCM-5211
IP
No new ISP firmware for discontinued products (KCM-3211, KCM-5311 and KCM-7211)
ISP
KCM Models
KCM-3911
KCM-7911
Camera Firmware
Version
V5.11.17
Filename
A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg
IP
ISP
ISP
ISP
Firmware
Resource
Hardware
V1.05.05
V1.05.05
V1.00.13
Utility
V4.2.04
and
ISP-U-0200-V1.05.05.bin
later
ISP
KCM Models
KCM-5211E
KCM-5311E
Camera Firmware
Version
V5.11.17
Filename
A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg
IP
ISP
ISP
ISP
Firmware
Resource
Hardware
V1.05.01
V1.05.01
V1.00.11
Utility
V4.2.04
and
ISP-U-0300-V1.05.01.bin
later
ISP
KCM Models
Camera Firmware
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IP
ISP
ISP
ISP
Firmware
Resource
Hardware
Utility
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
KCM-3311
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Version
V5.11.17
Filename
A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg
V1.06.01
V1.06.01
V1.00.11
KCM-5511
KCM-5611
V4.2.04
and
ISP-U-0310-V1.06.01.bin
KCM-7311
later
ISP
KCM Models
KCM-8111
KCM-8211
IP
Camera Firmware
Version
V5.11.17
Filename
A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg
ISP
ISP
ISP
Firmware
Resource
Hardware
V1.07.00
V1.07.00
V1.00.12
Utility
V4.2.04
and
ISP-U-0500-V1.07.00.bin
later
Camera Firmware Upgrade Procedure
1. Please unzip the V5.11.17-AC.zip, it included V5.11.17 FW Image, all
ISP image files and IP Utility v4.3.03.
2. Run IP Utility.
3. Please select the camera models you want to upgrade in the model list
that IP Utility has found. At this point you can see directly within IP Utility
which KCM models do not have the latest camera firmware yet.
4. Input camera’s account, password and HTTP port number value and
click “Firmware Upgrade” on Configuration tool bar.
The following pop-up window will appear.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
5. Please save the downloaded firmware files and keep their filenames
unchanged.(It is suggested to place the firmware files in the same folder
with IP Utility for easy management)
6.
Select “Camera/Video Encoder Firmware Image” and “Upgrade the
latest firmware” to have IP Utility automatically decide the firmware file
<A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC.upg> from the location you give. Please click
“Browse” button to choose the specific “Firmware Image Path” folder
location, and click “Apply”.
The device needs 5 minutes for FW upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
7. Then user can check FW Version in IP Utility or login to camera’s Web
Configurator by typing the camera’s IP address to the IE browser’s
address bar to check if the new camera’s firmware has been correctly
loaded into camera.
“Setup”“System”  “System Info”
If you see the new firmware version there, then everything is correct.
After upgrading the camera firmware, please factory reset the camera
to support new features by default.
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Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
ISP Firmware Upgrade Procedure
ISP Firmware pack consists of several files – ISP firmware file (.bin) and
ISP device resource file (.bin).
Before you start to upgrade the ISP, please check the camera already
upgrade to camera latest version V5.11.17
1. First, please make sure whether the camera you are trying to upgrade
already has the latest ISP firmware or not. To confirm that, please login
to camera’s Web Configurator by typing the camera’s IP address to the
IE browser’s address bar and click following buttons then:
“Setup”“System”  “System Info”  “System Log”
You will see ISP items there – ISP Firmware Version, ISP Device
Resource Version and ISP Hardware.
Example: KCM-3911
2. Please save the downloaded firmware files and keep their filenames
unchanged.(It is suggested to place the firmware files in the same folder
with IP Utility for easy management)
3. Run IP Utility.
4. Please select the camera models you want to upgrade in the model list
that IP Utility has found.
5. Input camera’s account, password and http port number value and click
“Firmware Upgrade” on Configuration tool bar.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
The following pop-up window will appear.
6. For KCM-5111/5211/7111, you need to upgrade two files to complete
the ISP firmware upgrading. IP Utility will have popup window to provide
you more file type selections.
6.1 please select ISP File Type to “ISP Firmware” and select “Upgrade
the latest firmware” to have IP Utility automatically decide the
firmware file <ISP-F-0100-V1.03.06.bin> from the location you give.
The device needs 3 minutes for ISP upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
6.2 Then please select ISP File Type to “ISP Resource” to have IP
Utility automatically decide the firmware file <C0100-V1.03.06.bin>
from the location you give.
The device needs 1 minute for ISP upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
7. For KCM-5211E/5311E, if the ISP Firmware Version is 1.01.04, the
device needs to upgrade to ISP version 1.01.06 first.
7.1 Please select ISP File Type to “ISP Firmware” and select
“Upgrade the latest firmware” to have IP Utility automatically decide
the firmware file <ISP-F-0300-V1.01.06.bin> from the location you
give; or “Upgrade the specific firmware” if you know which file to use.
Please click “Browse” button to choose the specific “Firmware Image
File” or “Firmware Image Path” folder location, and click “Apply”.
The device needs 3 minutes for ISP upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
7.2 If the ISP Firmware Version is 1.01.06 or newer, please select
“Upgrade the latest firmware” to have IP Utility automatically decide
the firmware file <ISP-U-0300-V1.05.01.bin> from the location you
give; or “Upgrade the specific firmware” if you know which file to use.
Please click “Browse” button to choose the specific “Firmware Image
File” or “Firmware Image Path” folder location, and click “Apply”.
The device needs 5 minutes for ISP upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
8. For KCM-3211, KCM-5311 and KCM-7211, there is no new ISP
firmware for upgrading.
9. For other KCM models, only one type selection is provided.
Please select “Upgrade the latest firmware” to have IP Utility
automatically decide the firmware file from the location you give.
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Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
The device needs 5 minutes for ISP upgrading, and it will reboot
automatically and show return message “Success” after the image
upload completes.
10. After successful upgrade the ISP firmware, please login to camera’s
Web Configurator by typing the camera’s IP address to the IE browser’s
address bar to check if the new camera’s ISP firmware has been
correctly loaded into camera.
“Setup”“System”  “System Info”  “System Log”
If you see the new ISP Firmware and ISP Device Resource version
there, then everything is correct.
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Release Notes
Firmware Version: A1D-311-V5.11.17-AC
Release Date: 2013.10.24
Reviewed Date: 2013.11.20
Download and Documentation
V5.11.17 is official released, the Firmware User Manual and Release Notes
are available for download on ACTi.
For camera related utilities, please check the “ACTi Utility”
http://www.acti.com/Utility
Support
If you have any question or need additional assistance, please feel free to
contact our engineers via our Customer Help Desk platform
http://www.acti.com/CHD
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